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by evilgoat
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The BB 200 Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 36462

Re: The BB 200 Thread

I was thinking there will be a tap at cwmystwyth campsite as well.

Trying to remember if there was anything at nant Rhys.
by evilgoat
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 minimum kit
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: BB200 minimum kit

That's my plan. Unless it's pissing down all day then I'll be straight in a bothy.

Trying to decide whether to take 2 season bag and down jacket or 4 season and thermals.
by evilgoat
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The BB 200 Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 36462

Re: The BB 200 Thread

What are your plans for water on the route?

I know of a few places where I could fill up but there's a few big gaps to cover. I'll happily fill up from streams higher up but not lower and don't want to carry a filter.
by evilgoat
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The BB 200 Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 36462

Re: The BB 200 Thread

Will they be able to tell me how to "get ripped abs in just 30 mins!" or something. ;-)

Stuart - are you going to publish an entry list? or should we just raise our hands on this thread and say I?
by evilgoat
Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: L-Bend Bar ends
Replies: 2
Views: 581

WTD: L-Bend Bar ends

Hello

Looking for some L-Bend bar ends to turn my mary's into loop bars. Must be L-bends.

cheers.
by evilgoat
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi-ing without a sleep pad.
Replies: 17
Views: 1586

Bivi-ing without a sleep pad.

Was thinking about my kit for the BB200, and to save weight and bulk considering not taking my alpkit wee airic and going completely without. Or maybe taking some bubblewrap.

what do people think?
by evilgoat
Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: merino riding jerseys
Replies: 2
Views: 543

merino riding jerseys

I want to get a long sleeve merino riding top for autumn (think it would be good for bb200). Would like something a little heavier weight than the base layers mostly available in merino. Looking at on-one they seem seem good tops for the money - anyone got one? Also any other bargains out there to i...
by evilgoat
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike For Life, Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Bike For Life, Fact or Fiction?

Hmm. I bought a Robin Mather custom 853 mtb frame in 2004. it's still my top mountain bike. things have changed a bit since i got it. Fitted longer adjustable travel (designed around 100mm) forks and wider bars. it's still a bloody brilliant ride and very comfortable. in the bottom right from wrt in...
by evilgoat
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB 200 - training or winging it?
Replies: 20
Views: 15309

Re: BB 200 - training or winging it?

not training, but have got some good riding sorted. Did a 220k road ride through the night in July. Planning to do an 80 mile pennine bridleway/sustrans route in sep with kit to test everythings working ok. plus if stuff works out a road 100 miler. otherwise the usual ride to work and occasional eve...
by evilgoat
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Again, again! (sorry) - routes or tracks?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: GPS Again, again! (sorry) - more questions!

so on saturday night I did the dunwich dynamo (well a variation which kep me out of the smoke) I used my etrex with the track loaded, great but i noticed something which was a bit dumb. i had eta at destination as one of the data fields on my display. except it seemed to base the time on current spe...
by evilgoat
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Again, again! (sorry) - routes or tracks?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: GPS Again, again! (sorry) - routes or tracks?!

cheers.

On bikehike when you create the route do you need to set it to follow roads on openstreetmap in the options box to make it give nav cues?
by evilgoat
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Again, again! (sorry) - routes or tracks?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

GPS Again, again! (sorry) - routes or tracks?!

So I've got my etrex 20, downloaded some tidy looking opensource mapping from talkytoaster. Now do I download my planned routes to follow as a route or a track? routes appear to have loads of waypoints on them which are a bit distracting and random on the screen. Tracks don't have this but I've read...
by evilgoat
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food for a long ride
Replies: 17
Views: 1867

Re: Food for a long ride

Sausage and apple pies. made small for easy packing and snacking. fry onions, add meat from sausages. add chopped, skinned apple. cook through. add creme fraiche and wholegrain mustard and leave to cool. make (or buy if you are lazy) pastry - use shortcrust - and line small alumnium pie tins/cake ti...
by evilgoat
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2013
Replies: 140
Views: 15935

Re: Tour Divide 2013

Fantastic ride James and cracking photos. Properly inspirational.

were doing a lot of blue dot following and on that last day minute by minute updates of that battle for 3rd.
by evilgoat
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Again
Replies: 73
Views: 8350

Re: GPS Again

Amazon have the etrex 20 for 120 notes. Seems like a very good price, I have some amazon vouchers so my just get one.
by evilgoat
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Again
Replies: 73
Views: 8350

Re: GPS Again

Hello, do you have a link to that 150 quid Dakota on amazon? I searched but only found something that called it a portatile? That was 170.
by evilgoat
Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The BB 200 Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 36462

Re: The BB 200 Thread

My first bb200. Was planning to go last year but my daughter was born the weekend before. I'm very excited and a bit nervous. Although I have done a few rides in this part of wales. Mostly in horrendous weather. Really hoping for good weather for bb200, if it is good i am hoping to break 24 hours. I...
by evilgoat
Sat May 04, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi bag & sleeping bag...
Replies: 19
Views: 1966

Re: Bivi bag & sleeping bag...

I'm also on the lookout for a lightweight budget sleeping bag. Found Vango Ultralight 350, weighs 750 grams, packs to 18 x 16 cm. it's 48 quid at go outdoors. it's going to be a summer bag only but with clothes and a liner I suppose it could be boosted. Years ago I had an ultralight 1100 and it was ...
by evilgoat
Wed May 01, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!
Replies: 92
Views: 8008

Re: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!

Fantastic - congratulations on a great ride. I also wondered if the double would go soon.

Good read on your blog, the place names brought back a lot of memories.

:)
by evilgoat
Wed May 01, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route
Replies: 20
Views: 1621

Re: BB200 route

hello

really tempted to have a crack at the bb200 this year.

please can someone send me the gpx also?

thanks!

pigdogfreewheel (at) googlemail.com
by evilgoat
Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!
Replies: 92
Views: 8008

Re: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!

I've written a more detailed account with the few pics we took here: https://sites.google.com/site/bigdayrideforhenry/blog-updates/postscript Stu - I knew that we couldn't add the time, it was nice having a support crew on a day like that for moral support and hot soup. :) Blackhound - there was nev...
by evilgoat
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!
Replies: 92
Views: 8008

Re: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!

Hello Just a word to let you know how we did. As the WRTers will attest, the weather yesterday was filthy. We did ok from our 6am start, apart from a minor nav error and my front brake pads falling out we made Rhayader in 4 1/2 hours. By that point we were soaked to the skin and freezing. James wasn...
by evilgoat
Fri May 25, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Welsh Ride Thing 2012
Replies: 244
Views: 20824

Re: Welsh Ride Thing 2012

Was thinking if we would be meeting any of you WRT'ers when we do our our TCW attempt on the sunday.

Roughly which direction from HQ are the checkpoints?

If our paths do cross, say hi and give us some encouragement?

(Does a flapjack exchange count as external support?)
by evilgoat
Tue May 08, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!
Replies: 92
Views: 8008

Re: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!

Thank you so much for your donations and kind words. We have tried to do something each year in Henry's memory to help 2 charities who helped us. Sadly the numbers of still birth or neo-natal deaths are not reducing, and it's not well known how common it is. In previous years we did the welsh 3000s ...
by evilgoat
Tue May 08, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!
Replies: 92
Views: 8008

Re: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!

Pedalhead - that's an vaguely exciting ride. Going to be doing the TCW-ITT as a group of 3 sunday June 3rd. As a charity fundraiser. Details here: https://sites.google.com/site/bigdayrideforhenry/home . Any suggestions or recommendations? Where's best place to leave a car in Knighton? and is there a...